A new moral leadership is needed in the world!

January 24, 2022

Nelson Mandela’s (Madiba’s) Thoughts on Forgiveness

January 23, 2022

From my “filing system” at

+ https://www.google.com/search?q=nelson+mandela+anthony+sampson+forgiveness&tbm=bks&sxsrf=AOaemvKbo_upz3T1c4KZ5BtihcwyerU2cw%3A1642953941921&ei=1XztYbnON52Kr7wP2p-LYA&ved=0ahUKEwj5jNywoMj1AhUdxYsBHdrPAgwQ4dUDCAk&uact=5&oq=nelson+mandela+anthony+sampson+forgiveness&gs_lcp=Cg1nd3Mtd2l6LWJvb2tzEANQ-SFYt7ABYLy5AWgAcAB4AIABgQKIAe4ekgEGMC42LjEzmAEAoAEBwAEB&sclient=gws-wiz-books

Also do a Google, if you wish




Thanks to my good friend Bruce, who is reading Anthony Sampson’s book (and was moved by Madiba’s discussion on forgiveness (pg 267??) with Bill Clinton and which “led” me here

“We learn far more through our tears than our laughter”

Writes & Wrongs

December 7, 2021

Nelson Mandela: ‘Sport has the power to change the world’ Laureus Lifetime Achievement Award – 2000

October 12, 2021

“Whilst we can and should celebrate our differences, let not our beliefs divide us, but the spirit of our shared humanity unite us.”

October 6, 2021

Tolerance and Respect


“Together, one heart, one mind, one life, one small step at a time, let’s plant the seeds of hope for a better and brighter future… then together let’s walk towards it.”

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“Man is a great wall builder…”

September 22, 2021

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“Man is a great wall builder…”

“Man is a great wall builder…” — BooKs by cRaig loCk

“Let us tear down the walls of our hearts in order to tear down the walls of concrete”

Together, one mind, one soul, one life, one small step at a time, let’s plant seeds of hope, then march together towards a better future…a far brighter tomorrow

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“The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.”

August 5, 2021

I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.




“Be bold and unseen forces come to one’s aid”


Nkosi Sikelel’ iAfrika by Belinda Davids

August 2, 2021

“I have fought against white domination, and I have fought against black domination. I have cherished the ideal of a democratic and free society in which all persons live together in harmony and with equal opportunities.”

July 1, 2021

“During my lifetime I have dedicated myself to this struggle of the African people. I have fought against white domination, and I have fought against black domination. I have cherished the ideal of a democratic and free society in which all persons live together in harmony and with equal opportunities. It is an ideal which I hope to live for and to achieve. But if needs be, it is an ideal for which I am prepared to die.”


 from a ‘Google’ (my “filing system to rescue me from sheer utter chaos” – thanks “Big G”) and by that I mean God (far more than Google)… but then perhaps I should thank both …


The Journey of my “Political Awakening”

June 9, 2021

The various books on South Africa that Craig “felt inspired” to write are available at

Craig’s various Rainbow books (on South Africa) are available at
“Worst-selling writer”
All proceeds go to needy and underprivileged children –
All proceeds go to a local charity (most worthy)-
from  https://craigsbooks.wordpress.com/2020/05/09/the-various-books-that-craig-felt-inspired-to-write-are-available-at/

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How a South African “Moegoe” became “politically aware”

pic from https://www.amazon.com/s?k=the+end+of+the+line+craig+lock&ref=nb_sb_noss

Timol – Pursuit of Justice

from https://www.google.co.za/search?q=ahmed+timol&source=hp&ei=VwPAYPnRIeeJ4-EP07OI6AI&iflsig=AINFCbYAAAAAYMARZzmLzQWreAmk4MkgE6D7sr_Y-Q4i&oq=ahmed+timol&gs_lcp=Cgdnd3Mtd2l6EAMyCwguEMcBEK8BEJMCMgIILjICCAAyAggAMgIIADICCAAyAggAMgIIADICCAAyAggAOggIABCxAxCDAToFCAAQsQM6DgguELEDEIMBEMcBEKMCOggILhDHARCvAToICC4QsQMQkwI6BQguEJMCOgQIABAKOgQILhAKUO8RWNtMYPxkaABwAHgAgAGXEYgB1DKSAQswLjIuNS4yLjktMpgBAKABAaoBB2d3cy13aXo&sclient=gws-wiz&ved=0ahUKEwi52fqXnonxAhXnxDgGHdMZAi0Q4dUDCAc&uact=5


I was in my first job and still remember vividly police chasing students from my office at the top of Adderley St near the Cathedral in St Georges St – the first stirrings of my “political conscience”. Think I wrote about it in my very first manuscript, How a South African “Moegoe” * became “politically aware”

*= “drongo”

pic from https://craigsbooks.wordpress.com/2018/04/24/do-not-go-where-the-path-may-lead-go-instead-where-there-is-no-path-and-leave-a-trail-6/

I think the students were protesting the death (“suicide”) of Ahmed Timol at John Vorster Square in 1971





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